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Clay, what soes MOP stand for? I was told to ask you.

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  • Clay, what soes MOP stand for? I was told to ask you.

    Clay, what soes MOP stand for? I was told to ask you.

  • #2
    For hunting, it's a more practical standard than MOA, but i'll let Clay explain since he coined the phrase.

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    • #3
      thanks

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      • #4
        Glad you asked!

        “MOP” or Minute Of Pieplate!
        A pie plate is the about the right size to be the vital zone where the heart and lungs are located of any given animal whether be a whitetail deer or moose. Don’t get the mixed up with MOA or Minute Of Angle. We are not talking about shooting groups; instead we are talking about hitting a pie plate size at a given range whether be at 50 yards or 500 yards.
        If the game your after is at 700 yards and you can hit a pie plate at that distance, I say go for it because your shooting “MOP” at 700 yards!

        A lot of people get freaked out after traveling only to find there rifle is not shoot ½ inch groups and shooting “MOP” at 200 yards. The average shot on any game is 175 or less!

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        • #5
          Thanks Clay, i will be using this from now on probably!!!

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          • #6
            PS

            I witnessed old timers over the years walk up to the firing line and if they can hit a pie plate at 100 or even at 50 yards that’s good enough. Funny thing, these are the hunters that bag out on opening day with a monster and I see nothing all season long.

            By the way, 1995 my “MOP” was at 1000 yards! Got a little older, few more pounds and started to wear glasses to read.

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            • #7
              MOP at a thousand paces is good shooting, make that exceptional shooting. Actually the vitals (lungs) are considerably larger than a pieplate, not to correct Clay(i can't) so if you shoot MOP you're definetly in the killzone if you aim center of vitals. My longest shot at game was just shy of 300 yds. I held only an inch or two above the deers center(height) with my '06 and hit him about 6 inches above his bellyline, a perfect 1 shot kill. MOP is very practical for hunters

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              • #8
                i don't get your question. what is a MOP i don't think it's a word.

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                • #9
                  Good one Clay!

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                  • #10
                    Good one Clay!

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                    • #11
                      Good one Clay!

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